Fulton 4-H awards 12.16

Written by David Green.

Awards were presented Nov. 12 at the annual Fulton County 4-H Advisor Recognition Banquet.

Those who received awards were:

Five Year—Brian Keefer, Franklin Blue Ribbons; Tricia Fahrer, Delta Boosters; A.J. Genter, Pettisville Ever-Ready; Dennis and Denise Heban, Swanton Handy Helpers; Tara Henricks, Country Achievers; Charles Hoffmann, Just Raisin’ Hares; Brooke Longnecker, Tail Waggers; Beverly Noe, Happy Husters/Fulton Variety; Amy L. Pennington, Fulton County All-Arounds; Joan Rubel, Nifty 4-H’ers; Susan Smith, Ready To Ride; Lynn Tatkowski, F2 (squared) Friends Forever; Doug and Jackie Weirauch, Pettisville Ever-Ready.

10 Year—Dawn and Fred Stockburger, Franklin Blue Ribbons; Jana Ballmer, Countryside Clovers; Mindy Borer, Pettisville Ever-Ready; Audrey and Scott Burkholder, Countryside Clovers; Julie Carter, Goats and “Udder” Things; Bill Copeland, Silver Saddles; Julie and Troy Double, Countryside Clovers; Amy C. Miller, Countryside Clovers; Kathleen Orndorff, Clinton Doodle Bugs; Kim Ronau, Goats and “Udder” Things; Jennifer Schmidt, The Clover Experience.

15 Year—Carol Creque, Lyons Lucky Leaders; Jenny Herr, 4-H Gainers & Leaders; Ann Kirkum, Roamin’ Country Raisers; Cynthia Pinkelman, Metamora Friendly 4-H’ers; Doug Ronau, Goats and “Udder” Things; Brenda Whitehead, Fulton 4-H Connection.

20 Year—Richard Lumbrezer, Country Club 4-H; Jean Miller, Franklin Blue Ribbons; Winona Minkowski, Fulton County Caprine Kids.

25 Year—Cindy Harris, Pike Kountry Kids; Terry Henricks, Lucky Livestockers.

35 Year—Paula Jean Savage, Pike X-L; Joyce Schwyn, Happy Hustlers/Fulton Variety.

55 Year—Arlene Stoup, Happy Hustlers/Fulton Variety.

Community Service

To be selected as a 4-H Honor Club, a club must complete community service in the Fulton County area and acquire the 125 maximum points through participation in various activities throughout the year.

2009 winners are: Country Achievers; Delta Country Gals & Guys; Fulton Fantastics; Goats & “Udder” Things; Horse Hogs; Nifty 4-H’ers; and Young Frontiers.

All the 4-H clubs in Fulton County participate in community service from beautification projects to recycling and roadside cleanups. Fundraisers are also conducted, with the proceeds donated to various charitable organizations and beneficiaries.

2009 Outstanding Community Service Clubs are: Country Achievers, head advisor, Nancy Krieger; Delta Country Gals & Guys, head advisor, Kathy Snyder; Fulton Fantastics, head advisor, Linda O’Neil; Goats and “Udder” Things, head advisor, Linda Bollinger; Horse Hogs, head advisor, Shelly Jackson; Nifty 4-H’ers, head advisor, Joan Rubel; Pike X-L, head advisor, James Savage; Young Frontiers, head advisor Kelly Barber.

Friends of 4-H

This year’s Friend of 4-H awards went to Farmers and Merchants State Bank and Melvin Krill of Archbold.

Farmers and Merchants State Bank’s most visible contribution to the Fulton County 4-H program was providing 160 volunteer hours of staff time to operate the Jr. Fair Livestock Sale.

Mel Krill, a Fulton County Extension Agent from 1953 to 1964, works with radio station WMTR in Archbold, as “the voice of agriculture.”

Alumni

This year’s Outstanding 4-H Alumni awards were given to Linda Bollinger and Elizabeth Gombash.

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